County of Marin Health and Human Services

Public Health Preparedness

Novel Coronavirus Information

Marin County Public Health is working closely with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our regional and local partners to protect our community. In addition to the CDC page linked above, you can find more information regarding Coronavirus guidance on our Coronavirus website.  

Joint Statement Against Discrimination

Extended Power Outage Preparedness Information

Please see the information about Preparing for Extended Power Outages at

Register for the Alert Marin emergency notification service. This system is used to alert the public of possible emergency situations such as sheltering in place in the event of a hazardous materials spill or an evacuation due to a wildfire.

Registrarse para el servicio de notificación de emergencias de Alerta Marín. Este sistema se utiliza para alertar al publico de posibles situaciones de emergencia como tomar refugio en lugar por si hay un derrame de materiales peligrosos o una evacuación por un incendio forestal. ​ 

Program Overview

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The Marin County Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Health Preparedness (PHP) Program is responsible for the administration of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP), Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), and Pandemic Influenza grants.  

The PHP program leads the medical and health planning efforts for emergency response to disasters that impact the health of our community. PHP works with many different stakeholder groups, including healthcare facilities, community-based organizations, law enforcement, fire personnel, city and town governments, other programs within HHS and many more to ensure a coordinated and effective response for the whole community.


Being prepared for any emergency will help reduce the burden on our healthcare system when a disaster strikes. Ready Marin has resources for building a variety of emergency kits for individuals and families, provides information on the Community Emergency Response (or CERT) teams, and lists classes and other resources to help you get and stay prepared.

Resources for Vulnerable Populations:

General Resources: